Disney has been forced to withdraw two episodes of his TV show in America, Shake it up, after being criticized for "the promotion of eating disorders." One of the harshest criticism came from former Disney actress Demi Lovato which was treated for the disease last year.
Demi Lovato, who starred in several television series and movies from Disney, she criticized Disney on Twitter accusing them of making jokes about eating disorders.
The program made fun of eating disorders and she took it very personally and rightly so. Demi takes a whole year talking about her eating disorder for other young people do not fall into the same or seek help before it is too late and this "joke" is not an example for all those children and adolescents who are in the same situation in which he was the singer.
During an episode of Shake It Up, a character quips: "I could just eat you up... well, if I ate." .
Demi immediately expressed their displeasure on Twitter all this gag and added: "I think it's funny how a company can lose one of his actresses by the pressures of an eating disorder and still make jokes about the disease is very ..... #nice."
Critics quickly began to arrive from all users and fans of the singer and other users who suffer or have suffered from this disease as well as her.
Finally Demi wrote: "Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT." Disney's reaction was swift and Demi Lovato answered by saying that: "we hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them It’s NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!".
Demi, responding with a "thank you" gave the argument settled but not before finishing with a thought that should be on every teenager's mind: "Just clearing things up, I have nothing against any specific actress/actor or tv show.. Nor do I think there's anything wrong with girls who aren't curvy, I just was stating a fact that there needs to be more variety on television so young girls growing up don't feel pressured to look one specific way. Tall, thin, curvy, short, whatever you are, you are beautiful. :)"
Both Disney and any other broadcaster and program for teenagers, think twice when dealing with a problem as serious as is the eating disorder among young people.